Ah, dining in Traverse City. It's a good thing we have so many trails to work off the calories, because we take eating seriously around here, especially outdoor dining. Food + the great outdoors = "chef's kiss." Enjoy the catch of the day with a view of the bay, sip local libations and snack on small plates on a patio on the Traverse Wine Coast, or enjoy a laid-back meal with a local pint -- no matter where you choose to go, you'll find plenty of options to sit outside.
Traverse City has not always been the tourist destination that it is today. Once it was mostly known as a logging community. It wasn’t until the 1930s that recreational travel to Traverse City started to become commonplace.
This spring, summer, and fall, we can’t wait to open our (out)doors to you. Outdoor events and meetings are a perfect way to keep your guests feeling safe and comfortable while they enjoy a beautiful setting.
Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to escape up north for some much-needed R&R. Whether you’re traveling with your family, significant other, or a few close friends, there are plenty of fun and safe things to do for spring break in northern Michigan.
This year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources celebrates its 100th year! In honor of the centennial, we spoke with our friends at the DNR to learn a bit more about the amazing state parks in our region.
Traverse City has gone to the dogs, and we’re very okay with that! In fact, today we’re highlighting some of our all-time favorite pups who love to snuggle up with visitors and locals alike here in town. Check out these four-pawed superstars who make each day up north a little brighter.
Well folks, 2020 was...a year. Despite all the ups and downs, there were bright spots and silver linings, and we're hoping those good vibes continue into the new year. We asked several local leaders, business owners, and Traverse Citians about what they were most looking forward to in 2021. See what they have to say!
In this Bright Spots blog: the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) helps our healthcare workers, vulnerable populations, and downtown merchants with two holiday programs.
Gift-buying plays a big part in holiday preparations, and in the Traverse City area our charming downtown districts, unique shops, craft beverage providers and many other local businesses are always putting a clever spin on the season. While your shopping might not look like it has in years past, here are five ways to support local—and give great gifts!—with some northern Michigan flair.